-My new favorite Tumblr: Fat Babes in Crop Tops.
–A fat-booty butch buys a suit on a budget.
-Huzzah! Gisela Ramirez’s shop–home of the infamous “F*ck Flattering” crop top–is finally open again.
-Beck Poppins has put together a guide to dressing like her–that is, with lots of platform shoes, ethereal nightgowns, feminine dresses, and fun accessories.
–School dress codes are vehicles for body-shaming, and it’s time to do something about it.
–For women’s office wear, who’s making the rules?
–I’m fat, and I’ll eat whatever I damn well please.
-A distressing story of a woman who left science due to fat stigma. It always makes me sad to read stuff like this, but I’m glad she’s speaking up.
-Peggy Elam writes about Pearlsong Press, the fat-positive publishing company she founded.
–Dr. Oz was censured for pushing diet products. It’s about time!
-Leah writes about why she’s ok with calling herself fat. I agree 100%!
-Can we get even a moment of peace from concern-trolling about our bodies?
Jobs and the Economy
-A recap of CommonBound, a new economy conference that took place here in Boston. It sounds amazing, and I wish I could have been there–I definitely want to go next year.
–How to write a new organizing playbook.
–I was a digital best-seller–and I barely made any money.
–How inequality shapes the American family.
–The teaching class: teaching college is no longer a middle-class job, and everyone paying tuition should care.
–Our deadly culture of overwork.
Friends without benefits: how companies are asking potential hires to spend months interacting on social media in hope of a job offer.
–How the other half dies.
–Don’t drink Starbucks’ “free college” PR stunt. Tressie McMillan Cottom has more analysis of the plan.
–Why can’t college be free?
–#YesAllWomen deserve economic opportunity.
–The true cost of money hidden in tax havens. Continue reading